Ali I you don't. I'm doing great. I don't expect full time to work next week you'll be -- my favorite time of the year they both starting. It not Europe for the hockey in NBA playoff. The final four. Bastards out there. It probably other things and even lead after the football directly -- the greatest time of year I've really aglow because Roy Williams lost it never. Saturday when he loses in the tournament. What they want young right yeah what's up with that solid. Can't -- -- the test them forever you know but he could and this guy is what -- dependency. Now you've covered -- has some of the very guys in does that elect -- -- -- Ought shocks. Actually the only thing to me I love putting -- I think most overrated coaches. Part time. And yes you can win two national titles in the overrated -- it killed me at like six or seven McDonald's all American. And he loses one of -- it's the sympathies story you know what when but the other six. Such a good coach in -- -- collapses. You know what it is brought her beautiful Ryan it -- -- then or John -- Ohio you -- perhaps the coach in the country that -- national title. So it's your Missouri it's your Missouri blood shining through here and clouding your judgment you took the point guard the guy who runs their offense that the guy -- the cameras out of the ground it. Poem you talked to you said over the years if you're gonna win in the NCAA tournament you better get a guard like they -- the most important dart off the floor. And then you're gonna look at that point two. -- this I lost Ohio we still expect all Americans to their hero. And that when he realized that he pretty ordinary typical. The -- well offensive back creative people with greater. He'll battle Kilpatrick and losing clerical work. You'd like Creighton in Ohio and -- All these guys that don't get out all Americans to put it seems on the floor. There's very good basketball team that could ultimately usually. In eighteen of the superior. Your -- I have a feeling or Roy Williams -- that the beaches he'd wind silly. Actual Coke is better than -- -- And that the caveat -- Pentagon can't stop us all about it that Sully -- stopped well you said nationals coach is better than Jim daytime. Who's one of the all time winningest coaches in in in college basketball history a week now take stuff away from Bobby Knight like jet -- and -- day behind because they -- and only -- -- I'm I am small school guy or not. It obviously is there's really. All the while neat but the main event these soldiers have is they're competent and -- So you tell me a lot of bad if it is and so -- type who called in and walk out -- and then it is good. Talent. So there because there in the illusion of power. Players. Woman -- -- and they were born into those positions and didn't do anything to deserve those spots either. Emphatically -- born into a -- -- there which is -- great dignity statements certain level environment that he went to Syracuse. He stuck around he got the job and the -- in the big east he's got a great player delta. Program or -- -- and built the program and helped really build that conference to so. -- -- Province in court that says that mothers from Bragg a good -- don't expect out of it but a court noted -- injuries uses only strong. And then in out and here you sit there and (%expletive) about how what -- -- thinks he can -- perspective and show that the same thing all oh the why not help at these other teams -- on the sabres are all the sabres are twelfth player supports in place and suddenly leaking state. And -- you -- -- about the so little more respectful of Washington a team that won the conference two years and grow it even wanna play out there is one. The event and I'm Mike Reid reporting. I don't wanna -- the -- who's not a lot of injury excuse. You. Don't -- thirteen -- in Austin and definitely not dangerous Jerry that's that's it. No they're not dangerous I don't know if we idea because at the -- dangerous that the playing the penguins. The difference -- the capitals and the sabres series the last month capitals have been sitting on eight slash ninth place and the sabres have come up from fourteenth. But there's a difference there. -- -- -- -- -- -- Program I'm not gonna show replied -- don't know -- -- -- of the cast relative of one of the biggest disappointments of the -- season with the president's trophy winning team last year while they're fighting for the playoffs. Sums -- Matt Cooper perspective. Receivers retrospective last sabres finished -- the patent. The lost two great -- -- -- about their goalie but based bank in the favorite actor -- somewhat heroic right NT. Yeah I know the sabres are hot and it should be. Sure wouldn't bios and I'm just saying I get the better you know all these other -- a terrible. An adult -- -- I've watched Washington. When I said they stack which I've said consistently that they stink it was when they had a four game five game homestand and failed to score all of our goals at home against the likes of the islanders the doubles the lightning team that they -- beat in Albany didn't that it wanted to five game road trip and -- got five points out of it and they had a nice win at Detroit. But they've had bad losses along the way in the last couple weeks so you know I'm just kind of half kidding on the Washington stinks thing it's a battle for eighth place immunity is what is. Element to bring up Mike Green and maybe now. And Turkey but the owner on cry about they were injured but when you're in a line in a. I do finding the most interest and part of this point Terry. The -- of most of the most -- about this point to -- Jerry is the sabres had like twelve injuries and you didn't want to hear about it now you're crying about Washington's one biggest injury. The action here and -- records out its. And -- there goaltending at the biggest the biggest problem. That they don't out what the sabres have had lately. But again you know and at -- and I'm so you know it's seven game series -- -- for that in fact ultimately that's what it's about. -- -- -- -- They should be good for at seven. And you can -- Rico's game. It's -- to separate an employer out there so it's a whole different standard there I hope they get and I am very excited about the favorite in the playoffs I'm. What they've done very affable. One of the archer and they support that's what I'm really excited because that that not getting him into the sport. I want a good story on the -- playoffs I would love to see them break. That story gets hired and start really start to be like 93 after a while that was and yours. We gonna play a -- least we can change the conversation. Well that's where this team was supposed to this was supposed to be a team that would have no problem winning a first round playoff series in my mind so things have changed over the course of the season because. I didn't anticipate them fighting for playoff spot. But we were talking earlier about what's the ceiling and I said I'll go back to where -- was when the season began. That they would win a first round series and then we'll see what happened in the second round and that would put them ahead of where -- the last two teams were. I hope it'll put Pittsburgh an unidentified well they can't -- it. And it was supposed to contend -- first place that not helping -- hottest team in the league could be Pittsburgh. What I put my great and I don't think I can pick them against Pittsburgh. Well I think -- will pick them and I will -- -- at any one else that thing for trumpet their expectation be if they should we. Not that there are some lucky. Heroic underdog to get -- make sure it -- play here. Well Jerry I think there's also something reason for this what is. What is your vision for this team because they eat at the deadline they made moves to say. This is not our year and since then they've been winning so I wanted to -- bills comparison as the bills last year were building. And start at five and one. And then lost a bunch but Phoenix after losing streaks at well we got out a little farther ahead than we thought we are going to beat -- and expect to be 51. The sabres after the deadline probably an expected knew quite what they've done. So what's the long term vision I mean are you thinking cup this year is if you're not. I feel like when they do ultimately get knocked out you should say you know well. They buy their own admission said this wasn't their year. Well for the -- and that was kind of but I don't even -- -- that are to believe the stroke and even -- -- way to help team. We don't really believe you this year. And a little fire on them. And you know Michael reputable port Augusta but that you know if he intended it that way it was brilliant because there's been. Split up and so what we've lump all. Miller the -- but we're better than and it responded nicely. I think their team. As presently constituted the Bill Clinton this way because -- play and they should be expected -- I mean they have they have the -- they went but there were supposed to contend -- year. I think they're there ready probably not because they're the court struggle Lotta problem and they haven't been up. Performance. You don't talking about like Stafford and Rory. I think the couple pieces of the way there but what they've done recently has been very -- Miller is oh right I'm so I if they're building towards something. What they've done an encouraging but they -- You don't think Darcy. That the message at the deadline do you think that the players received that as management saying we're not good I mean they got -- they weren't a complete -- they you know they sold off a part and sold off a guy who we all thought was a big part of the future but got a senator. I don't think it might have been an update on the way Miller Bode Miller it's clear he felt. They bought them very important part what they -- used in this classical way almost cute not understanding because of course we're not a locker room. What Paul -- that meant that he. And I think that the -- -- the other people on the team that felt great. It has been and feel we can make a -- that -- intact if -- why. It. That's like -- who -- corporate on natural image. That's why date that's why they believe him but yeah I think that what some and that I think -- -- -- that way no but. I can credit particular its name in any way at that point. That would desired effect. It but again what what it appears like it's -- partners what are they gonna be at a -- -- I guess my point is Gerri -- I don't know I'm not trying to say that they don't deserve criticism when it ultimately comes to an end this year but. When they get knocked out the worst thing will say is well. They they set themselves this wasn't there a year. Trading -- that for a draft pick was we're gonna turn this guy into something better and they have to first and I think they're gonna try and move upping it to the top of the draft. The built with elite players the kind of players the Pittsburg house that they don't. Yeah packed it looked up at the scene and -- -- that's what they -- you know. People really cool about what action do at some point I'd now like with the way he's playing right and I like it now the media player like debt to build around. Now I'm back and given that they -- player series just ignored in this way we -- under their help the they've got these defensive date they sign that got -- solely to get Miller got into the court a bit and -- playing like. A Frontline player why shouldn't they wanted to wired there and how well they rip it out because. -- -- -- Those guys thirty year old -- have never won on their -- -- don't win again it should be taken attacked for that. In a -- in -- state who the player out there and for the usual reasonable and it seemed all would lose to any battles along the wall and when the series wears down there just aren't quite good enough over the top. I ask you if I. And that argument. It's been a very narrow flimsy argument when you realize -- also -- serial numbers and you'll have to loan them the way they showed up in game seven -- -- You wonder. With a complete emotional today. There it take a look back. At all that again. -- -- One -- asking is all of that true unless they play Pittsburgh really. Well that those might point out an integral -- kind of -- like really want an out for Pittsburgh. Mean they're great team but. Latest system that he sent to the goalie -- are going to be losing five to every game you should be able to stand right up to them take advantage and an area. And explored better than Miller OK but I was that the case. You know previously. In the -- and erratic I wanna cup but. They can get out against anybody I know that. Made -- mark electorate how they look in public plan a plan to compete very well -- seven game six game series in Pittsburgh but you know what. That looked a little bit I act I can see that happen. -- -- I guess Jerry what I'm hearing in your voice and this is Atticus is a good thing. Is that the roster as presently constituted in the way that they play with Miller on the defense that they've built is that the expectation is right back girl was at start of the season. If they get in I I -- -- You got not. They look like a really good team four wins this week not just wins but winning all regulation at winning them convincingly. They look like a totally different team then and we watched during the middle portion of the season so it I think I think that that's fair. Yet I think edit that part of that even the big part of the excitement. Last year and play out in derby so it's another story but that they were developing a new -- it's good to have the grip and I am. And elect and it. Well or power in the playoffs last year that I sort of playing the way in the us -- at the national book. That that was something to hang -- do an and they -- -- he's part. Probably didn't need one more player can get that what you're talked about that -- -- got but again. We knew what he gains in the seat and against the Rangers and -- put you realize. -- at -- better at -- I don't know -- it's often reflect reflected in a playoff series where you are the same team over here are we see that little. Shortcomings and -- sabres make one might make the case you're gonna find out at that how this team looks like wanna believe and have good reason to believe this wondered what. -- -- might make the case now leave it to anybody wants to make the difference to the Rangers and the sabres might be the injuries. The Rangers have not had many injuries at all and -- had great goaltending the entire season not just for the stretch here. And that's you put those two against each other and series sabres and Rangers all the games have been well. Buffalo has won 41 victory the Rangers have a 41 victory won in overtime one scoreless shoot out with those teams don't look. Worlds apart and that's one in nine right now. They're complete certainty that some some might compare to go ranges -- and and he's better than -- -- forward. But. Don't recommend besides play out there -- in Israel and it large -- American tobacco that point 16 minutes to me like. You don't -- That's not how are you win and I've seen. You try to beat the sabres you know publisher reforms. And this general online and we've comfortably event -- -- I'm. They can work on that you can neutralize the star player but I would like to see sabre forward. All the biggest like one. Gerri one more question before it's going to back -- knock on college -- we'll something we're gonna bring up later it's like your thought on did you watch Syracuse Ohio State. I would go to dinner okay. All right nevermind I wanted it's I want someone who also watched it who's not you know biased like I am toward Syracuse to. Come out here -- -- I wish I wish I'd seen it because it's founded. A little weird to make me. Even people who would you say you heard from people that are Syracuse honks like me it's having -- 31. Fouls called and 27 minutes ball teams in the bonus with thirteen minutes left in the second half it was it was that. -- -- usually your words it was a travesty of about a basketball game. Say that that circuit that followed -- along very often that's the payment curious and him too much but he wasn't their game. -- in his own. That I mean I think they're ranked burger wine country if you although I'm not mistaken -- flat after he began well under might have been a problem for them but I. I'm not a officiating critic generally and sports I think officiating -- about all the players this year and awful. You should watch you watch Indiana Kentucky at all. You see the stretch somewhere in the first half where they just they blew like three whistles in like ten seconds and sticky tack fouls and thousand made I mean just calls that you just let go over the that the flow of the game was tremendous and all the so they were started blowing their whistles every few seconds. As almost like a political youthful electorate scrapbook out. You that was a great game up and down there -- in ten seconds and all of a sudden whistle whistle whistle. Guess the sport where the Mac officials. All the hang on the rim all America player of the year. In a -- and an unbelievable. -- you're out of five today I assume. An umpire Eric make sure -- listen to the next segment you're gonna love what I have to say about how I feel sorry for Carolina Syracuse fans. What else I'd be sitting here for the next two -- I don't mind either I know you're a big fan of course the senior. Thanks -- hope you feel god. Thank you back.